Monday, May 11, 2009

I actually get to cook! =D

Caity has been gone for a week and a day...which is almost like forever and a day, but none-the-less, there is one and only ONE nice thing about her absence. I have gotten more time to cook. Caity, the master of coming up with a plan for a meal, typically gets in the kitchen before I have a chance. This past week I made blueberry muffins, beef stroganoff, coffee cakes with Momma, Mother's Day dinner, and I'm about to go make dinner. 

Mother's day we had salmon (which Daddy grilled); a roasted potato, pepper, carrot, onion dish; fruit salad; a cranberry/spinach salad (Mom made that) and cheese cake. It was such a delicious meal (no, I'm not bragging) and we were honored to have Momma's parents celebrate the day. I finally made a great cheesecake, but my next goal is to figure out how to keep my cheese cake from cracking...any tips? 

2 comments:

Courtney Skeen said...

To keep the cheesecake from cracking, I hear it helps to put a bowl of water in the oven. Another thing that we've done is to wrap the bottom of the cheesecake pan in foil and place the pan in a jelly-roll pan and fill the jelly-roll pan with water. I think it helps--but if not, I think the flavor of a good cheesecake more than makes up for a little crack. :)

Mrs. Poff said...

So glad that you're getting to enjoy the kitchen and bless your family at the same time! :) How wonderful it must be for your Mom to have another great cook in the family.
Love you!
Mrs. Poff